Alumni News

Midwest Archaeological Conference comes to La Crosse

By Aislinn Sanders   Update: The MAC conference went fantastically and over 20 current and former UWM personnel were present to honor Bob Jeske’s long and distinguished career. Our many sessions and symposia were well-attended and received great feedback. Please… Read More

Museum Studies Reception Review

By Aislinn Sanders Last week, on July 20th, the UWM Anthropology Department co-sponsored an event at the Milwaukee Public Museum for Museum Studies current and future students, alumni, and faculty. The program, which is a graduate certificate program under the… Read More

Data Reuse and Digital Literacy in Archaeology, New Article by Alum Dr. Kevin Garstki

By Aislinn Sanders What happens to archaeological data after the creator has used it? Often, it never resurfaces for use by new creators. Sometimes, this is because the process of data collection is considered more important or because it is… Read More

White Sands Discovery Tied to UWM Alum

By Aislinn Sanders One of the most exciting archaeological finds of the decade is thanks in part to a UWM graduate. Clare Connelly, who graduated with a Master’s in Anthropology in 2015, has taken her archaeological and museological knowledge across… Read More

UWM Alum Releases Open Access Edited Volume, “Critical Archaeology in the Digital Age.”

By Aislinn Sanders Kevin Garstki, lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, recently published his new work Critical Archaeology in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the 12th IEMA Visiting Scholar’s Conference through UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. Garstki, a… Read More

New Web Series: Student Spotlight now available!

    The UWM Department of Anthropology has a brand new web series, Student Spotlight. Student Spotlight is a web series where we ask students about their experiences at UWM and abroad. Episodes focus on an individual or a group… Read More

Alum Dr. Brooke Drew Presents Research on Historic Cemetery in Indiana

UWM Anthro is pleased to share the following presentation by Alum Dr. Brooke Drew on the Bethel Cemetery in Indiana. Dr. Brooke Drew, Indiana State University, uncovers the methodology a team of experts and students used to name unmarked burials… Read More

Anthro PhD Advances Fight against COVID in Milwaukee County

Alum Katinka Hooyer (PhD 2015), a medical anthropologist and assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), is working with community members to increase awareness about Covid-19 through the use of art and creative messaging. Read more about their… Read More

Alum Nikita Sessler Werner featured in recent Discover Magazine article

UWM Anthropology is proud to share that Nikita Sessler Werner’s 2019 MS thesis on the archaeological evidence for child labor in prehistoric European mining contexts is featured in the June 2020 issue of Discover magazine. You can read the article… Read More

Alum Angela Glaros Writes about Teaching the Anthropology of Food in latest Anthropology News

Alum Angela Glaros, a former student of William Washabaugh, and her colleague, Mariah Slaughter, try to blend anthropological theory with a hands-on approach in the classroom. They discuss their experiences in the latest edition of Anthropology News. You can read… Read More